The Light and Fast Organisation presents a blueprint for organisations looking to thrive in today's rapidly evolving business landscape. VUCA - Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity - has become the dominant mode of modern business, and many of us are overwhelmed.

Competition and instability has increased while barriers to entry have fallen, chronic employee disengagement is on the rise, and the global economic recovery is incredibly fragile; business leaders are uncomfortable, with threats to their business looming on all sides.

This book proposes an alternative approach to the VUCA paradigm, one in which we learn to embrace uncertainty and get comfortable with the discomfort that uncertainty brings.

Derived from a specialist subset of the mountaineering community, the solution is to move light and fast through the new business landscape, rescinding our reliance upon external and organisational structures, and instead relying upon our ourselves and our teammates.

And whilst business and mountaineering share many parallels, they have never before been explored in the business context beyond superficial colloquialisms about ‘dreaming big’ and ‘never giving up’. But such simple interpretations and supposed ‘lessons’ will no longer cut it in today’s rapidly changing and complex world.

In this book, Patrick Hollingworth introduces a refreshingly new and insightful perspective in which he examines the light and fast approach and arms you, and the organisation you work for, with the right mindset and skills to take advantage of the opportunities ahead.